SMPDaddy, on 06 September 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:
I guess I don't see the value of a Rekluse.
If I'm wrong, I'll admit it but I don't see why anyone would want it. What are the advantages? Are they worth the price that you pay?
I have one on my YZF450 and will never have a new bike without one again-- someone mentioned not stalling and thats true -- but another big bonus happens when you lay it down -- most of the time my bike stays running until i can get to it and pick it up again ----the clutch is also still there if you think you need to take a poke at it out of a turn to relive old times, but it encourages a smoother riding style and its rare that i have to do so
I'm a bit bummed that there is not one available for KX-500's, i'd get some more use out of that machine if there was
I do not see a use on a small bore 2 stroke unless a person was really light though -- the clutch is a critical part of maintaining momentum on a tiddler, but a big bike has more than enough power to utilize it
The biggest difference for me is how much more of a pleasure to ride my bike is and how much less energy it takes --- so much that i have stretched my practice motos out to 45 minutes at a time occasionally.
I'm a former A class motocrosser and i definitely am not afraid of a clutch -- but the benefits for me are just amazing --- i'm not a 22 year old racer/college student anymore, i'm a chubby 41 year old insurance adjuster -- so riding 45 motos like i was 22 again is quite unexpected. 10 laps on my 2 stroke 250 (about 20 minutes) and i'm usually pulling 'er on in for a break
ITs rare for me to go over the moon for a product, but the Rekluse works for me ----- (but i also have a riding buddy who is also my age and skill level who is not sold on them at all - so ymmv)